Problems with MTH Z4000?

Problems with MTH Z4000?

Post by engineer bo » Sat, 16 May 1998 04:00:00



Anyone out there in "Trainland" having any problems with their "Z"?

Just got mine the other day, the whistle and bell buttons on both track
controls stick badly.  This causes lots of  problems especially in neutral.
 I run the "Z" through all its paces on all 10 of my MTH locos and all but
one work fine.  The bell on my Fairbanks-Morse H-10-44 seems to have a mind
of its own while in neutral, I can get it to stop but then it starts right
back up again.  I talk to the techs at MTH and they said that I need to add
more "ballast" to the track in the form of a lighted lock-on.  Well  that
not work so I added two additional illuminated track bumpers and that
didn't do it either.  Finally I put the lead unit of my UP Turbine on the
track with the H-10-44 and that did the trick!  Not a very good fix, I do
have a call into MTH but the jury is still out.  I guess I will have to
send the "Z" back to get the switches fixed.  I waited two years, I guess I
can wait an additional month.

engineer bob